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Inspirational women share their stories

The annual ICMI Women in Leadership showcase returned to Melbourne this year and certainly didn't disappoint, with all four highly-regarded speakers sharing their informative - and at times, emotional - stories with the captive audience.

3.57 PM 1 March, 2017

International Women’s Day Wednesday 8 March

As Chief Officer I take seriously the need for CFA to be an inclusive organisation.  We all have a role in supporting diversity and ensuring our organisation is a safe and welcoming environment for women.

1.02 PM 1 March, 2017

Heywood Wood, Wine & Roses Festival

“Safer Together” was definitely the theme at this year’s Heywood Wood Wine & Roses Festival.

12.28 PM 1 March, 2017

Australia Day Parade 2017

Once again, CFA and Coastguard Staff and Volunteers participated in the Australia Day Parade which was held on Thursday 26 January 2017 along Swanston Street and culminating at the Domain Gardens, just off of St Kilda Road.

11.56 AM 1 March, 2017

Faces of CFA: Hayden Allen

What binds CFA members is the common goal to protect lives and property, but you’re a diverse bunch. Every member has a story and Faces of CFA introduces you to just some of those stories.

9.29 AM 1 March, 2017

Ammonia leak in Chelsea Heights dairy

CFA crews are preparing for a long night as they manage a hazmat incident in Chelsea Heights that resulted in the closure of two major roads.

9.08 PM 28 February, 2017

Dandenong South factory fire

Firefighters battled a large fire at a car recycling plant in Dandenong South this afternoon (28 February).

4.57 PM 28 February, 2017

Shed fire in Mambourin

Dark clouds of smoke covered the sky around Little River yesterday (27 February) as CFA crews battled a large shed fire. 

3.10 PM 28 February, 2017

Help for Dairy success

Brucknell/Ayrford brigade located in District 6 was asked to be part of the ‘Help for Dairy’ initiative. 

1.55 PM 28 February, 2017

Gone fishin’, gone firefightin’

The fire danger index was low and Bonegilla Captain Brian Church headed out with his friend Dick Osmand at 6am to fish on Lake Hume.

3.19 PM 27 February, 2017

Celebrate, take action and #BeBold

A ‘Be Bold Breakfast’ hosted by CFA, in celebration of International Women’s Day, will be held this year in Cohuna, with a free breakfast kindly cooked by the Cohuna Men’s Shed.

2.33 PM 27 February, 2017

Red hot wheels for brave little Keith

On Wednesday 15 February, little Keith Basset was busy testing his skills on his brand new bike when his calf became wedged between the pedal and crank.

2.40 PM 27 February, 2017

Walk off the War Within challenge

CFA and other emergency service responders, Australian Defence Force personnel and the community will walk around Victoria Park in Ballarat on Saturday 22 April to raise awareness of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

11.01 AM 27 February, 2017

Trentham FB thanks Lyonville community

Thank you to the Lyonville community.

10.03 AM 26 February, 2017

Aussie Day BBQs snag $70,000 for CFA

On Saturday 28 January, Victorians opened their mouths and their pockets at the Aussie Day Weekend Fundraiser BBQ, held at Bunnings stores, raising more than $70,000 for CFA 43 brigades.

2.37 PM 24 February, 2017

Winners of the 2016 Fire Safety Pledge

Building on the success of the 2015 Fire Safety Pledge, CFA again hosted the initiative in 2016. The initiative was innovative and focused on improving community fire safety.

2.08 PM 24 February, 2017

Lucky escape from plane crash in Traralgon

Two people have had a lucky escape after a light aircraft crashed in Traralgon yesterday (23 February). 

1.34 PM 24 February, 2017

Board communique

The CFA Board held its regular monthly meeting on Monday 20 February 2017.  

10.05 AM 24 February, 2017

National Red Balloon Day says thank you to fireys

Victorians are being urged to support National Red Balloon Day by purchasing and displaying a red balloon to raise money and say thank-you to firefighters for the brave and courageous work they do.

10.23 AM 24 February, 2017

Chairs in the bush for planned burn lesson

Recently, 50 residents of the Dandenong Ranges met with fire agencies to learn about the benefits of planned burning and how they can be actively involved in reducing the risk of bushfires in their local area.

3.09 PM 23 February, 2017
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